Lingua Franca, presented by Maria Zijlstra, looks at all aspects of language: language old, modern, and even invented. Through interviews and prepared talks, the program features experts who analyse a single topic of interest to users and lovers of language. Examples of the sort of linguistic territory they traverse are: bi-lingual education, ebonics, the language of pornography, and the political use of words. Lingua Franca is published every Saturday.
July 21st, 2012
Episode 23 of 50 episodes
A project that pairs older bilingual migrants as conversation partners with senior-secondary students studying either Chinese, German or Spanish turns out to have fantastically beneficial social effects for the seniors, quite apart from being useful for the language students as well.